Edinburgh University opens São Paulo office

There aren’t many similarities between Scotland’s capital and Brazil’s largest city. But Edinburgh University is adding to its “longstanding links” with Latin America by opening a liaison office in São Paulo, reports Edinburgh Evening News.

The Office of the Americas, which officially opened last week, will “aid collaboration” between the university and partners in education, business and government across Latin America. Edinburgh University is partnering with the Brazilian government through its Science Without Borders initiative, which has a target of sending 10,000 Brazilian students to the UK by 2016.

To celebrate the new office, the university is to fund 12 scholarships to support talented students from Latin America. The Edinburgh Global Latin America Masters Scholarships are each worth £5,000 and will be available for students to study a one-year postgraduate master’s degree in any field.
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